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The Department of Justice has charged four individuals for selling a startup to a San Diego company for $150 million. The four are facing charges of fraud and money laundering, but this is not an average case of duping the buyer. While the DOJ release does not name the victim company, all signs point to Qualcomm... Read more...
Internal moves and discussions at Apple may indicate that the company is moving to grow its advertising business. Apple already generates around $4 billion in ad revenue every year. However, according to Bloomberg, Apple’s vice president of the ad group, Todd Teresi, is pushing for a significant expansion of the... Read more...
Intel's processors include hardware to help with monitoring their own performance. Unsurprisingly, these are known as "Performance Monitoring Units" (PMU). The company releases JSON files that map the raw data provided by the PMUs to human-readable events and has already released one for its 14th-generation Meteor... Read more...
Nvidia has restarted GeForce RTX 3080 12GB production, according to a well-known Twitter tech tipster. It is thought that this particular graphics card will be a good vehicle for Nvidia and partners to burn through remaining large stocks of GA102 GPUs, due to its original scarcity and the favor it has found with... Read more...
If you're a PC gamer, you are likely someone who likes to revisit old favorites. After all, one of the greatest benefits of PC gaming (versus game consoles) is the ability to freely go back and enjoy classic titles from ages past. Doing so may be clumsy on Intel's Arc GPUs, however, as it turns out that they don't... Read more...
Mercedes-Benz developed a concept car back in 1996 that will have gamers even today both eager and hesitant to take it for a test drive. The F200 Imagination replaced the traditional steering wheel with a joystick controller, and recently sold for a reported $10 million. In the world of concept cars, pushing the... Read more...
When you update your virtual meeting software, you usually don't expect some random software to install all on its own or run commands of its own volition. If you use Zoom on a Mac though, that is exactly what is possible. This is thanks to an exploit in the Zoom updater that was outlined by Objective-See security... Read more...
Seemingly as per tradition, a retailer has slipped up and posted detailed product information ahead of an official launch. This time around, PC Canada mistakenly pushed out listings for several of AMD’s upcoming Zen 4 CPUs. These processors are not expected to be formally unveiled until later this month with... Read more...
Sony has just released Spider-Man Remastered on PC, and it's shaping up to be its second biggest launch yet. Gaming database SteamDB shows more than 66,000 players were active on the game late on Sunday, putting the superhero action-adventure title within a few thousand of God of War, which remains Sony's biggest PC... Read more...
The console war has been taken to the courts in Brazil, as Microsoft defends its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In addition, new court documents also have Microsoft finally giving Sony credit where credit is due as it recognized the PlayStation 4 console outsold the Xbox One X two to one. Back at the beginning... Read more...
As we start to reach farther into quarter four of the year 2022 some people may be noticing a trend with electronics - the prices are dropping. This is particularly true of GPUs, and we've got a great list of deals on them if you've been itching to grab an upgrade. Let's start with a beast of an RTX 3080, the... Read more...
If working in IT has taught me anything, it is that many computer issues truly can be resolved with a reboot. If I’ve learned two things, though, it is that a myriad of remaining Windows issues can be resolved with a simple command. The Windows system file checker is such an effective general fix-all that I believe... Read more...
During a time when many companies are seeing lower sales, Apple stock has been rising ahead of its annual fall product launch. The tech giant is set to announce the launch of its iPhone 14 lineup in September. Lower-priced and mid-tier Android phone sales have seen a decline in the recent economic slowdown... Read more...
Inside companies like AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA, hardware and software engineers often work far removed from the marketing teams that determine the final product names. You've got to have a name for what you're working on while you're working on it, though. That's where all these wacky code names that we frequently... Read more...
A one-of-a-kind Porsche 911 has been created in cooperation with Pixar Studios to benefit children and families. The Porsche 911 Sally Special will be auctioned off by Sotheby's during Monterey Car week with proceeds benefiting Girls Inc., USA for UNHCR, and the UN Refugee Agency. If you ask someone what their... Read more...
As we move into fall we can look outside and see the colors of tree leaves changing, the birds migrating, the squirrels holding up people with a gun. Yeah, you read that right. An independent developer has Tweeted about his passion project, a game aptly titled Squirrel with a Gun. The Unreal Engine 5 sandbox game... Read more...
Facebook’s collection and sale of user data for advertising purposes took a huge hit when Apple introduced its App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature, with Facebook projecting that it will lose out on $10 billion in revenue this year. However, it appears that Meta, Facebook’s parent company, may still have some... Read more...
Enthusiasts and gamers are eagerly awaiting the next generation of Ryzen processors based on the Zen 4 architecture. However, server folks are really excited about Zen 4 too. AMD's EPYC "Genoa" family of processors are looking to be a big step up over the current "Milan" generation. Twitter leaker @yuuki_ans has... Read more...
Cheats can be fun in a single-player game, but quickly ruins everyone’s experience in a multiplayer game. Rampant cheating can create such a miserable experience that people will stop playing the game entirely, right? Cheat maker AimJunkies is claiming that using its cheat software not only made Destiny 2 popular, but... Read more...
The science of human vision is important to any field that deals with colors. That means textiles, printing, and of course, displays. For over 100 years, human vision has been modeled using Riemannian geometry, named after German mathematician Bernhard Riemann. However, a new study suggests that Riemannian space is... Read more...
It has been a long time coming, but the tech giant Meta has finally realized that its users might just want a little bit of privacy. As of August 11th, it has started testing end-to-end encryption for the Messenger portion of its popular social media platform, Facebook. In a Messenger News blog post, Facebook has... Read more...
Lenovo-owned Motorola has launched a new flagship smartphone at a special event in China. The new Moto X30 Pro boasts some great specs including an industry-first 200MP main camera, a top-end Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC from Qualcomm, as well as offering superfast 120W charging, and a 6.73-inch 144Hz pOLED screen with... Read more...
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